Oakland 7, Cleveland 0

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 1, 2011 12:05 PM
Location - Progressive Field
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Bruce Dreckman,
Attendance - 14192

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 7 12 1
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 61-76 35-30 26-46 W1
Cleveland 68-66 39-30 29-36 L1

Recap


Gio Gonzalez allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings and continued his mastery of the Cleveland Indians, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 7-0 win Thursday.
 
Gonzalez (12-11) moved to 5-0 with a 0.72 ERA in six career starts against Cleveland and extended his scoreless streak versus the Indians to 27 2/3 innings. The left-hander is also 4-0 with a 0.67 ERA in four starts at Progressive Field.
 
Cliff Pennington had four hits and drove in three runs as Oakland ended its five-game losing streak.
 
Cleveland trails first-place Detroit by 5 1/2 games in the American League Central.
 
The teams played 16 innings Wednesday night in a game that lasted five hours, two minutes and ended at 12:07 a.m. Thursday's game began at 12:06 p.m.
 
Run-scoring singles by Pennington and Coco Crisp in the fifth off Fausto Carmona (6-13) gave Gonzalez all the offense he needed.
 
Jemile Weeks and Hideki Matsui hit sacrifice flies in the seventh.
 
Pennington added a two-run single in the eighth. Crisp followed with his second RBI single of the day.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Cleveland
Gio Gonzalez Player Fausto Carmona
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.0
7 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 8
0.00 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Oakland   Cleveland
Cliff Pennington Player Lou Marson
4 Hits 2
3 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.800 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 12 0 13 .308 21 9 7 4 3 1
Cleveland 5 0 5 .152 21 10 0 4 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Indians have a W/L % of .515 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Athletics have a W/L % of .433 after a win and .455 after a loss.
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